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Farm Chemical Safety

October 1, 2014
Steven Carruthers

The recent tragic death of a North Queensland greenhouse grower highlights the importance of workplace hazard identification and the safe storage and security of chemical fertilisers. Adrian Stanley (49) had washed out two drums and was welding one when it exploded. Police suspect chemical fumes may have sparked the explosion. Read More »

What are the fundamentals of setting up an NFT system?

October 1, 2014
Rick Donnan

What factors are important in setting up an efficient NFT system for different types of plants?
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The Right Media

October 1, 2014
Tomato grower using Perlite pot system.

When it comes to choosing the right hydroponic growing media, there are many factors to consider that are directly related to its physical characteristics.

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FloraHolland Trade Fair 2014

September 27, 2014

The FloraHolland flower auction is hosting the FloraHolland Trade Fair in Aalsmeer from Wednesday 5 through Friday 7 November. This trade fair is the place where international floriculture comes together. Growers and breeders from the Netherlands and abroad will be presenting their wares and displaying new products or concepts; and exporters, wholesalers and their customers from the Netherlands and abroad will come to be inspired by the comprehensive range of flowers, plants, product concepts and new products on display. Read More »

Dutch-German research team develops new integrated crop protection system for greenhouse horticulture

September 20, 2014
Wageningen UR

 The Dutch-German ‘Healthy Greenhouse’ project offers a completely new ‘total concept’ for crop protection in modern greenhouse horticulture. This new ‘Healthy Greenhouse System’ enables growers to produce high-quality crops without pests and diseases. After four years of research the results of the Interreg project ‘Healthy Greenhouse’ will be presented on 1 and 2 October.

By Plant Research International, Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture, Applied Plant Research

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Canadian Greenhouse Conference 2014

September 18, 2014

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference (CGC) will be held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, Canada, from 8-9 October 2014. The CGC brings together growers, industry and the researchers for education, networking, and a little fun.

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Hydroponics & Aquaponics at the Gold Coast

September 15, 2014

Growers and allied industries are invited to attend the International Convention & Exhibition on Soilless Culture in July 2015 at the Gold Coast, Queensland Australia, to be known as ICESC2015: Hydroponics & Aquaponics at the Gold Coast. Jupiters Hotel at the Gold Coast north of Brisbane will host a major symposium jointly convened by The International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) through its working groups on hydroponics and aquaponics, and Protected Cropping Australia (PCA). Read More »